Indiana Code Title 10. Public Safety § 10-14-3-29.5

Sec. 29.5 . (a) If the principal executive officer of a political subdivision issues a local travel advisory as part of an emergency declaration under section 29 of this chapter, the principal executive officer shall designate the travel advisory as falling into one (1) of the following categories:

(1) “Advisory”, the lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

(2) “Watch” means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.  During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

(3) “Warning”, the highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only.  During a “warning” local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:

(A) refrain from all travel;

(B) comply with necessary emergency measures;

(C) cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans;  and

(D) obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.

Further and more specific restrictions, including parking restrictions, may be included in a “warning” local travel advisory.

(b) If the emergency management agency director or the principal executive officer of a political subdivision determines that conditions within the political subdivision have created the need for travel advisory restrictions without a local disaster emergency declaration under section 29 of this chapter, the emergency management agency director or the principal executive officer may issue an “advisory” or a “watch” level travel advisory.

(c) A “warning” level travel advisory may be issued only after a local disaster emergency is declared under section 29 of this chapter.

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